The Fold&Float innovative prototype floating shelter from SO? could offer a source of emergency housing after a natural disaster.
The triangular Fold&Float shelter was created with the idea that some cities, such as the design firm’s own Istanbul, could face a shortage of housing-suitable land after a major earthquake. The shelter consists of a steel-frame A-frame with furniture attached via hinges that can fold out when the structure is opened, and a floating pontoon base. The Fold&Float packs flat for transport and can be quickly installed when needed.
The Fold&Float was created as part of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial in 2018 Hope On Water project.